Evaluations for speech/language delay from 3-26. Clients will receive a full evaluation and hearing screening for $75. Therapy will be offered throughout the year from 9/14 on.
Post Adoption Resource Center
Education and Childcare
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library brings books to children’s homes. From birth until they turn five years old, children enrolled in the program who live in Berrien or Cass County will receive a new, age-appropriate book mailed to their home each month. By the time they enter kindergarten, children will have their own library of books and be more prepared to enter school and become readers.
All pregnant moms and parents of children under age 5yrs are welcome to participate in our Goal Incentive Program. These one-on-one visits with your Goal Counselor provide support, encouragement, and help to problem-solve through any goals you may have, such as quitting smoking, finding prenatal care, improving parenting skills, finding new housing, continuing your education, finding new employment and more. Earn points toward diapers, cribs, car seats and more by working on these personal goals. Call us at (269) 684-4040 to get started! All services are free and confidential.
The Great Start Collaborative is a partnership of community leaders, business owners, charitable and faith-based organizations, health and human service agencies, educators, and parents. Together, these groups work to provide a network of resources that help families obtain services that will allow their children to succeed in every facet of their lives. The Great Start Parent Coalition is a group of parent volunteers who serve as advocates for early childhood. The Parent Coalition members serve as a “voice” for parents in the community and work on service projects, such as diaper drives, book drives, and back to school fairs.
Lory’s Place, a Grief Healing and Education Center of Hospice at Home, a Lakeland HealthCare Affiliate
Lory’s Place is a family service center whose mission is to provide peer support group services for grieving children and adults throughout Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana. Lory’s Place provides a safe, comforting atmosphere in which grief healing can take place following the death of a family member or an important friend. Lory’s Place is available at no charge to all who come for assistance.
A place for Parents or soon to be Parents to:
Ask Questions & Find Answers
Support & Encourage Others
Make New Connections
Project Find is devoted to helping individuals, parents, and people who work with families (known as primary referral sources), to connect with the special educational services that may be needed. In Michigan, eligible children, youth, and young adults may receive special educational services from birth through 25 years of age.
Anyone can make a referral for a Project Find evaluation if it is suspected that the child/young adult is developmentally delayed or has a physical or mental condition highly associated with developmental delay. Primary referral sources can include hospitals, physicians, parents, local education agencies, public health facilities, other social service providers and other medical providers.
Through multiple venues, our goal is to refer as early as possible all children, youth and young adults with disabilities who may be eligible for special educational services through Michigan’s Administrative Rules for Special Education and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B.
St.Mary’s School offers an early learning program for three, four and young five year olds. A developmental approach to learning in a Catholic enviroment provides sequential growth and preparation for the all-day Kindergarten program and Grades one through six.